Make Your Own Wooden Flute

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About the author:
Steve Schmeck and his wife Sue Robishaw live on their backwoods homestead on 80 remote acres in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They live in an 'underground', sod-roofed home that they built themselves, have a large organic garden that provides much of their food, and power their off-grid homestead with solar power.

Steve has been involved in art and woodworking since he was young, and it has permeated his life since. Majoring in Art in college, Steve emerged into his art career in the late 70's when he decided to realize his vision of living and sculpting in the Northwoods. He is now a nationally recognized bowl and spoon carver with both bowls and spoons in many private collections.

Other areas of interest are music (he is a fiddler), musical instrument restoration and repair, and recumbent bicycles (for years he rode a home-built, wood recumbent). Lately he has been celebrating his birthday by riding his age in miles on that day; last year, 70 miles. Next on his agenda is building a skin-on-frame dory for rowing along the shores of the northern Great Lakes.

Make Your Own Wooden Flute

Authored by Steve Schmeck

"Make Your Own Wooden Flute" is a practical, step-by-step guide to creating a simple wooden flute you can play and enjoy. You can create your own wooden flute by following the well illustrated steps presented in this compact book.

The book covers:
- Tools
- The process
- Stock selection
- Boring and roughing the blank
- Turning the tube
- Marking and drilling the finger holes
- Tuning and finishing the flute
- Playing your first tune
- Fingering chart
- Tunes to get you started

Each step is illustrated and the text is geared toward folks who have no prior experience making musical instruments. Additional information on how you might make multiple flutes is also provided. In the examples described in this guide the author turns a piece of firewood into a nice looking and sounding wooden flute. You can do it too!

Publication Date:
0965203654 / 9780965203654
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Music / Musical Instruments / Woodwinds

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